Archive for Mechanical Engineering

Why Technologists and Designers Should Be BFFs

Technologists and engineers develop amazing new possibilities. But if no one understands how or why to use the technology that brings these possibilities to life, the technology is essentially useless.  It is an unfortunate dilemma. Sure, the technology is great. Sure, it is unique. Why…

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Kicker Tea Project: Industrial Design Refinement and Mechanical Engineering

We’ve been been digging deep into the industrial design and mechanical engineering for the teapot.

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The Disciplines of User Experience

UPDATE: I updated this diagram in 2009 for the second edition of Designing for Interaction that addresses some of the shortcomings I note below. The diagram now looks like this (click for larger image): Like almost nothing I’ve done, a model that I put in…

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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: hours ago